Hubert Le Gall: Design meets art in a child-like fashion at this new gallery in Orchard

Gepetto's workshop

Text: Adibah Isa

Hubert Le Gall presents his first solo show in Asia, ‘Hubert Le Gall: Welcome To My World’, showcasing 65 works at Mazel Galerie

Ruinart's clever in keeping up their relationship with French artist and designer Hubert Le Gall. The French champagne house roped in the Lyon native in 2016 for a glass calendar made up of 12 structures, each representing the journey of a humble grape to a champagne flute. Exhibited at Art Stage Singapore, it was Le Gall's first foray into the world of glass.

This time, Ruinart have teamed up with new-ish boutique gallery Mazel Galerie to present Le Gall's first solo show in Asia. Known for his bronze and metal work, Le Gall's signature lies in a meeting of two minds: The designer and the artist, with a touch of child-like wonder and whimsy. Seeing reality in a different way, his functional works of art often tell a story shrouded in fantasy, with some autobiographical references as well. Take the Pinocchio Console from 2012 for example, where the lying nose has been cut off after it grows its way through the small desk. A self-portrait of sorts, Le Gall shares that he's often "lying" — for lack of a better word, of course — to the audience, who are never sure whether his works are considered art or design.

Scroll through the gallery above for more, including a special edition of the flower table with orchids, just for Singapore. Look out for his works at Art Stage Singapore 2018, too.

'Hubert Le Gall: Welcome To My World' will run till 25 March at Mazel Galerie, #02-16 Pacific Plaza.


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